Supermarkets' focus on cash-rich time-poor customers is causing deepening food poverty, says a new report from left wing think tank Demos. It argues a prevalence of expensive pre-prepared convenience meals in supermarkets, poor urban and rural transport infrastructure and the decline of rural communities are creating food deserts. Report co-author Professor Tim Lang, a government advisor on food policy, said: "The poorer you are the more a burden lack of access to a good diet is. Poor people are having to be remarkably flexible, spending half a day searching for deals at two or three supermarkets." {{NEWS }}